Hackers Help stuck-ikea-kitchen-drawer

Published on August 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor

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Hackers Help: How do I open stuck IKEA kitchen drawer?





I’ve watched IKEAhackers for ages, and hope to submit an actual hack one day, but for now, I’m hoping for help.

I have IKEA kitchen cabinets, Adel type (I assume the older AKURUM cabinet). Something has shifted in one of the drawers, and I can’t get it open, nor can I find any way to take it apart that doesn’t involve taking off the countertops. Since you and your gang are intimately familiar with IKEA products, I’m hoping you can help!

Hackers Help: How do I open stuck IKEA kitchen drawer?

This drawer is stuck!

Hackers Help: How do I open stuck IKEA kitchen drawer?

Drawer next to it opens fine.

I have a video of my issues.

 

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3 Responses to Hackers Help: How do I open stuck IKEA kitchen drawer?

  1. Amethyst42 Amethyst42 says:

    Thank you so much everyone! I got it open by taking out the left drawer (WTH didn’t I think of that ages ago?!) and there was a big enough gap to get a wooden spoon handle in. It closed the can opener, and the drawer opened like a champ.
    Since it was already mostly off, I until the last couple of screws holding the countertop on, and sanded it down. It’s supposed to be lightly sanded and oiled once a month. It’s been considerably longer than that, and it needed a good doing. So that’s done.
    Also, the soup was delicious!

  2. Jameson says:

    If you feel directly under the countertop for the drawer that does open, you’ll find a lip a couple inches deep that is the top of the cabinet. Your stuck drawer has something sticking up behind that lip. I’d probably try using a bent coat hanger to get whatever it is free of the lip.

  3. Fred says:

    Take out the drawer next to it. Then reach around and into the stuck drawer and try to dislodge what ever is causing the problem.

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